Golf: Fore You for week of Nov. 2

Happenings around the Valley for local golfers

A weekly look at happenings around the Valley for local golfers, compiled with the assistance of Bill Finn. Submissions can be emailed to or

Upcoming events

Nov. 7-8, Tulare County Fourball Championship at Valley Oaks GC

Dec. 5-6, Fresno City Fourball Championship at Riverside GC

Airways GC

Upcoming: Nov. 21, Gobble Gobble Turkey Shoot Tournament

Belmont CC

Upcoming: Tuesday, Ladies formal guest day, 9 a.m.; Thursday, SIR No. 159 tournament, 9 a.m.; Friday, dinner and bingo, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Couples Invitational, 9 a.m., and scratch league at Fort Washington, noon

Bluff Pointe Golf Center

Ongoing: “First come, no tee time” rounds. Nine holes in under two hours. Call 559-275-0600 for details.

Winter program: “Ask the Pro” Jim Perez every Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. Free lesson with purchase of a bucket of range balls.

Caltrans D-6 GC

Upcoming: Saturday, Front/Back/Overall net & final round of Presidents Cup at Lemoore GC, 10 a.m.

Central Valley Junior Golf

Upcoming: 2015 Fall Series Championship, Nov. 15 at Riverside GC, nine holes of stroke play, noon. Open to players 9 to 19 years old. Parents may caddy. Entry fee includes golf and range balls. “Closest to the hole” contest for each flight. Register at or text Pamela at 559-269-6369 for information

Results: Oct. 25 at Pheasant Run GC, Boys - (18-19) Trevor Pettibon 44; (15-17) Xavier Coreno 42, Paolo Campo 47; (12-14) Alex Mirzayan 44, Darnell Campo 46, Hunter Atkinson 50, Edward Graveline 50; (9-11) Aaron Parayno 42, Samuel Stagno 44. Girls - (15-17) Caitlyn Jimenez 46, Destanie Blair 51, Katelin Eickholt 51, Hannah Keogh 60; (12-14) Lauren Parayno 43, Meredith McDougal 46, Carly Allen 50, Autumn Gonzalez 52; (9-11) Torrie Bowman 64.

Christian GC of Central California

Upcoming: Saturday, final tournament at Fig Garden GC, Fresno, 10:30 a.m. Call Norm Wiens at 559-289-0343 for details.

Eagle Springs G&CC

Ongoing: Early aerification has improved greens and fairways. Women’s Club is taking new members for regular play on Wednesdays. Book a corporate, club or fundraising event. For full info and to sign up, call the pro shop at 559-325-8900.

Exeter GC

Ongoing: Monday special, $5 all-day golf; Wednesdays, Ladies Day 8:30 a.m; Thursday scrambles, 8:30 a.m.; Friday all-day golf for $9.

Fig Garden GC

Ongoing: Daily specials for golfers, $44 for non-members after 10 a.m. and $30 after after 1 p.m. Includes cart. Members pay $34 after 10 a.m. and $25 after 1 p.m.

Upcoming: Saturday, Christian Golf Club of Central California’s 18-hole tournament, 10:30 a.m. tee time. For full details and to sign up, call Norm Wiens at 559-289-0343. Nov. 19, SIR No. 159 scramble tournament, 9:30 a.m.

Golf Channel AM Tour

Upcoming: Saturday-Sunday, Madera GC and Rancho Bernardo GC in San Diego; Nov. 23, Lake Merced CC in Daly City. For details and sign-ups, contact Sacramento/Central California Tour Director Steve Neer at 559-360-2720 or

Lemoore GC

Ongoing: Ladies play for half-price every Saturday; Junior Linkster golf clinics Saturdays at 10 a.m. ages 5 and up, no equipment necessary. Cost is $25 per child per month.

Upcoming: Nov. 8, Sawtooth GC’s “3 Clubs and a Putter” Tournament. Call Allen McBride at 559-805-9223 for details. Guests welcome.

Len Ross Junior Golf Center

Ongoing: Free golf clinics, 1604 S. Teilman Ave., Fresno, boys and girls 8-17, all equipment provided. Details, sign-ups 559-485-2724 or or

Madera G&CC

Upcoming: Tuesday, SIR No. 169, 18-hole tournament, 9 a.m. shotgun start.

Madera Muni GC

Upcoming: Nov. 17, SIR No. 169 tournament, 9 a.m.

Specials: Afternoon weekday special after 1 p.m. $25 per person includes green fee and cart, mention when calling for tee time. Foot golf, 18 holes, $8 adults, $4 juniors

Paso Robles GC

Ongoing: This formerly private golf course has new local ownership and is now open for public play at reasonable daily fees. Call the pro shop at 805-238-4722 or visit for full details and to book a time.

Ridge Creek GC

Results: Oct. 25, Rewards Member Alternating Shot tourney, Flight 1 - Kevin Spencer/David Alvarez 75, Lucio Mata III/Eloy Cavazos 76. Flight 2 - Joey Gonzalez III/Drew Alves 81, Rick Sinor/Terry Trout 82; Flight 3 - David Hoffman/Matt Goossen 83, Marty Fox/Don Pool 87; Flight 4 - Rod Shipman/Erick Lindley 84, Chris Rojas/Louie Arias 87; Flight 5 - Robert Gutierrez/Albert Balderas 86, Ryan Lancaster/Don Tucker 89.

Holes in One: On Oct. 5, Randy Dugan aced the 107-yard No. 16 hole. On Oct. 8, Frank Ontiveros aced the 106-yard No. 3 hole.

Upcoming: Nov. 14, Turkey Shootout, 10 a.m. shotgun start, $76 per person includes green and cart fees, drink tickets and lunch served at the turn. 4-person team playing shamble format. Sign up by Nov. 11 by calling 559-591-2254 or Nov. 24-25, Junior clinics with Asst. Golf Pro Christina Torres, sessions from 3-4:15 p.m. or 10-11:15 a.m. Cost is $25 per student, includes junior rental clubs.

River Park Golf Center

Upcoming: Nov. 11, Veterans Day, all veterans and active-duty military play free, must show valid ID. Contact Brandon at 559-448-9467 to sign up for Fall League; demo the Callaway Great Big Bertha and TaylorMade M1 free.

Fall hours: New hours in effect. Open at 8 a.m., last round at 7:30 p.m. Last range bucket at 8 p.m. Closed at 9 p.m.

Ongoing: Youth on Course, $2 for nine holes; senior and military play nine-hole for $6 on weekdays, $9 weekends/holidays; pay $100 for range key and receive a $125 range credit. Pro instructors Cindy Vining, Patrick Horvath, Gary Green and Brandon Sherwood. Call 559-448-9467 or visit our website.

Specials: Sizzle deal, round of golf, small range bucket and three beverages or combo meal, 1-5 p.m. daily; buy two dozen TaylorMade Project A golf balls, receive one dozen free.

Riverside GC

Upcoming: Saturday, Turkey Shoot 2-Man Best Ball tournament; Nov. 10, SIR 175/179’s 4-Man 2 Best Ball tournament, 9 a.m. shotgun tee time; Dec. 5-6, 2015 Fresno City Fourball Championship. Sign up by calling 559-275-5900.

Sawtooth GC

Results: Oct. 11, One-man scramble at Tulare GC, Net scores, Tim Diaz 61, Jon Dias 64, Corney Carrasco 66, Albert Kimble 66, Conrad Sanchez, 67, Leroy Bennett 68, Jeff LaFleur 69, Allan McBride 70, Jim Crawford 72. Closest to the Hole, Albert Kimble No. 7 (4-2), Allan McBride No. 13 (15-5).

Upcoming: Sunday, “Three clubs and a putter” tournament at Lemoore GC. For details, call Allan McBride 559-805-9223. Full handicaps will be used. Guests are always welcomed.

Sherwood Forest GC

Upcoming: Saturday, Caltrans D-6 Golf Club’s Front/Back/Overall Net Stroke Play tournament and the final round of The President Cup Tournament, 10 a.m; Nov. 11, SIR No. 159’s Four-man, 2 best ball shamble tournament, 9 a.m. shotgun tee time. Nov. 22, Four-man red ball tournament, 8 a.m. Details: 559-787-2611.

Sierra Meadows CC

Course closed: Saturday was the last open day for the course.

Tulare GC

Ongoing: Monday’s Nine & Wine after 4:30 p.m., $20 per person includes cart, also beverage discount – ask for Monday Niner card at check-in. Optional Monday buffet for $15; Ladies Day every Thursday at 9 a.m. Twilight Special after 3 p.m., $25 per person includes cart. Call pro shop at 559-686-5300, or, for details.

Valley Oaks GC

Upcoming: Saturday-Sunday, Tulare County Fourball Championship, call 559-651-1441 to sign up. Nov. 26, Thanksgiving Day Special, pay green fees for one 18-hole round and receive cart free.

Specials: Bring four cans of food per player for local food drive Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. this month and receive green fee and cart for $35 per player. Not valid on holidays/tournaments.

Ongoing: Purchase any in-stock golf shoes and receive 20 percent off. Book an event between Dec. 1 and Feb. 28 and receive $10 off price for each player. Raffle tickets available for a chance to win set of Titleist AP1 irons and 915 woods. Youth on Course, $5 after noon, seven days a week, $2 small range bucket.